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Sep 30, 2012 10:00am EDT
and obama are going to come after him. >> romney is actually pretty good on his feet in debates. >> the big questions, can romney reset his campaign with a strong debate? or with early voting under way -- >> president obama. >> -- is it too late for a turnaround? >> four years from his last debate. >> you're wrong. >> will president obama be rusty? or, can he break the race wide open? we'll ask our headliners. new jersey governor chris christie and the president's senior adviser david plouffe. and our powerhouse roundtable. squaring off, former party chairs haley barbour and howard dean. plus, matthew dowd, donna brazile and maggie haberman of politico. >>> hello again. we're heading into the home stretch of this campaign. just 37 days before the final votes, with all eyes on this week's first debate. the candidates are hunkering down in debate camp. our guests are ready to weigh in on where the race stands. what to expect wednesday? white house adviser david plouffe standing by for the president. but let's begin with the romney camp, and the man who kicked off the republican co
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 11:35pm EDT
. >> president obama and arrived today in nevada for three bang days of what campaign -- three days of what campaign aides are calling debate camp. >> i believe in you. i ask you to keep on believing in me. >> the president and romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddled with senior advisers to prepare for the showdown in denver. in recent days, campaigns have been bending over backward to complement their opponents and downplay expectations. new jersey governor chris christie said a high bar for romney. >> this is the first moment when the american people can see these two guys by side, letting out their visions unfiltered. i think that will be a powerful moment for mitt romney. >> obama senior advisers said they are preparing. >> they have been practicing for months. i am sure they will have a lot of clever lines, but that is not the american people are looking for. >> abc news political analyst matt dowd says advisors are emphasizing style over substance. >> debates that have changed people's lives have been about physical debates and -- physical characteristics a
ABC
Sep 24, 2012 11:00pm EDT
relations intensified. president obama called the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya >> the president's comments come after mitt romney told abc news that he could not imagine saying like something like the assassination of the ambassadors is a bump in the road. stay with abc 7 news, we will have complete coverage on the race for president. you can always go to wjla.com and follow our facebook and twitter sites as well. >> many of you may have just watched the season premiere of dancing with the stars. >> will tell you why pamela anderson andis making headlines for what she is not doing off the dance floor. >> hundreds, possibly thousands of birds are using a school as a motel. >> a chilly ♪ ♪ i'd like to thank eating right whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain and 110 delicious calories. ...more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios [ female announcer ] get creamy, dreamy peanut butter taste in multi-grain chee
ABC
Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
last seen. >> president obama and mitt romney have differing views on issues such as the deadly attacks in libya and the nuclear standoff with iran. both men were in new york city to offer their 2 cents. >> these are sensitive issues. both men say to paint himself as tough, yet reasonable on matters that are only intensifying. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american. >> the president made his message as much about the unjustified killing of ambassador chris stevens as he did of religious tolerance. >> we understand why people take offense to this video. people are going to call me awful things every day. and i will always defend their right to do so. >> he still will not define the killings as an act of terror, mitt romney gas. >> -- mitt romney does. >> a voice of unspeakable evil and hatred has spoken out threatening israel. >> he believes the president is too soft on iran and has turned its back on israel. >> never apologize for america. america has been one of the greatest forces for good the world has ever known. >> ahmadinejad a. unflappable. >> we
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 5:09pm EDT
could i'm barack obama and i approved this message. [ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the esident no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a respsibility to care for them who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, thousing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they shohould take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >> 7 is on your side with a honda recall. honda is recalling 573,000 accords from 2003-2007. they have a defective power steering hose. the new part will not be available until 2013. >> if you are afraid your children watch too much television according to a new study, you are probably right. >> the problem could be worse than you think. we have the big picture on the small screen. >> children love their cartoons, and there are plenty of programs that help them learn, but a new study published in the journal pediatrics say that
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
the candidates on of voters in virginia. mitt romney and president obama will appear in the common wealth today one day after they appeared in ohio. president obama will campaign in virginia beach this morning. a lead over mitt romney in the virginia and ohio. look for more on good morning america. >> there has been a decision on pepco's request for a rate increase. have approve 58% of the increase the utility wanted. the typical residential customer abouthave had to pay month.ore each instead customers will pay $2.60 more. the increase is set to take effect next month. pepco workers are possibly going on strike now. the union has overwhelmingly rejected what the company called offer.al the main sticking point to the plans.and welfare disappointed by the vote. there are making arrangements to continue negotiating with the union. 5:07 is the time. littled update on the 5:07 is the time. litt[ male announcer ] with ultra-ftered water from the first hands-free system, and micro-climate controls powered by twinchill technology, the new ge french door refrigerator puts fresh in a whole
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >> president obama and gop challenger mitt romney plan to campaign in the battleground state of ohio today. they will focus on college students and working-class voters. mr. obama has campaign stops at penn state and bowling green university. romney has campaign stops including toledo and other spots. his running mate paul ryan will campaign in colorado today. army secretary expected to return to work soon after he was injured in a bicycle accident monday night in alexandria. he is resting comfortably at walter reed medical c center. he expects to fully resume duties once cleared by his doctors. >> it is 63 degrees. still ahead, the nationals hit a speed bump on their way to wrapping up the division. >> a close look at a tornado in the midwest. [ male announcer ] for the dreamers... and those well grounded. for what's aroun this corner... and the next. there's cash flow options from pnc. solutions to help businesses like yours accelerate receivables, manage payments and help ensure access to credit. because we know how important cash flow is to reaching your goals. pnc bank. for the
ABC
Sep 24, 2012 6:00am EDT
addition to taping an interview with first lady michelle obama for "the view, "the president has a new advertisement hitting the air. >> mitt romney continues as battleground state court in colorado as he tries to rebound from a terrible week. national polls show that -- say the white house race is tight but obama leads in the battleground states. in denver last night, mitt romney slammed the president's record. >> it is clear that we can afford four more years like the last four years. that is why we will get change filing in washington that the people of america deserve better when mitt romney arrives and ohio tomorrow, he will be greeted by a new tv ad from the obama campaign attacking the gop nominee for saying 47% of americans are dependent on the government and view themselves as victims. >> doesn't the president have to worry about everyone? >> as the campaign steps up efforts in battleground states, some in the republican party worry of the collection is slipping away. >> he has an inability to focus on their own essential meaning. >> president of bumblebee in the york today an
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 2:35am EDT
key battleground state where new polls show they're trailing president obama. they will focus on how they plan to handle the debt crisis, improve unemployment and cut spending if they're elected to office. meantime, ann romney doing her part as well appearing on the tonight show with jay leno where she reflected on the possibility of her husband becoming the first mormon at the white house. >> on a serious note, talk about the significance if he gets elected being the first mormon president. >> i love the fact that we have the first african-american president, that means to me, that we're leaving prejudices behind. i would hope that if mitt were elected we would see more of the same. >> she also talked about how much she and her husband love shopping at costco, saying she recently picked up an $18, three pack of kirkland dress shirts he wears "all the time." who doesn't love shopping at costco? you need two things and get a cartful. >> the romneys at costco, indeed. her first time being on the late night talk show like that. it was good. getting into the nitty-gritty. they want to ag
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 6:30pm EDT
candidates face reach other on the stage. president barack obama and governor mitt romney both in marathon training sessions. their wives and running mates carrying the banners today with mixed results. 35 days to go. "your voice, your vote." david muir and jake tapper are back. inside the debate hall, david muir. jake, start us off. >> reporter: good evening, diane. the two kentds largely kept to themselves today. leaving the hard work of ca campaigning to their surrogates. not always staying on message. in battleground state north carolina, the vice president tried to assail the republican ticket but he did so in way that brought fire upon himself. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> reporter: paul ryan pounced. >> vice president biden, just today, said that the middle class over the last four years has been quote buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney as the next president of the united states. >> reporter: the vice president later said that the middle class pain was due to bu
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 12:00pm EDT
obama holds the lead over mitt romney by 10 points in the buckeye state. the president also has a lead in florida. they are scheduled to campaign in virginia tomorrow. president will be in virginia beach while mitt romney will be at a rally in springfield. there's a big fur step in getting the washington monument repaired. the national park service awarded the $9.5 million contract to oversee repairs. >> i am really happy to announce that today we are again one step closer to getting this important landmark reopened to our visitors. >> the national park service closed the monument after last summer's earthquake caused significant damage. we started off today with a little bit of rain. we turn now to meteorologist jacqui jeras. it looks like you will have a good time. >> it is exciting to be here. the weather is absolutely beautiful. we started out cloudy and we will end the day the same way but in between, it is nice. let's show you the satellite and radar picture. there is a stream of moisture moving in across the mid- atlantic. most of it is too far north and that's why we are s
ABC
Sep 23, 2012 11:00pm EDT
christie: i do the laundry, i pay the bills, i'm m barack obama, and i approe this message. i make sure my kids are fed and rested and healthy. female vo: moms like christie would be stretched even more under mitt romney. to fund his tax cuts for millionaires, romney could take away middle class deductions for child care, home mortgages, and college tuition. christie: mitt romney, he's so focused on big business and tax cuts for the wealthy... it seems like his answers to middle-class america are just...tough...tough luckck. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 11:00. on your side. we will begin tonight with the death of a giant panda cub after being born. >> they did what they could to keep the plant alive. jay korff joins us live. >> officials tell us at this juncture of the investigation, they do not know the pennsylvania a's death. blows been a devastating to staff and volunteers. is filled with intriguing creatures. the giant panda -- giant panda re the closest thing this zoo has to celebrities. >> for scrapboo
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
preparing. obama practicing in just outsidemney denver. monday, mitt romney told voters thinks the debates will be than justthing bigger appears to emerge as the winner. the president's advisers are on trimming his lengthy alm anations and look c romney.y criticism from >> now linda bell joins us from t bloomberg. >> we have heard from a a bunch retailers laying out their holiday plans. there has been an increase in t emp hiring by as much as 5% this year. it's more than 238,000 jobs that need to be filled. macy's has announced it plans to hire 80,000 seasonal associates this year. up 2.5% since last year. theite the optimism, retail federation is on how cautious outlook much consumers plan to spend. retailers are entering their amid thertant season election, gridlock washington, and changes in spending and taxes. they project holiday sales to about 4.1%. at&t is cutting prices to keep prepaid carriers such as metro pc asked. atw, that's business news bloomberg headquarters. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. 63 degrees. >> much more to come. williamhie
ABC
Sep 23, 2012 11:35pm EDT
this is abc 7 hd, news, washington weekly. >> president obama and mitt romney took shots at each other. morning talk shows, politicians from both parties sounded off on the campaign. >> american people are asked this basic question. which canada is better prepared move the comedy -- the economy forward? overwhelmingly, they say president obama. think it will be about your account and your jobs, romney's swisst bank accounts. g to createhtin jobs, not democratic -- not democratic or republican cause. for red orghting blue states. i am fighting for the united states of america. [applause] i do not believe in just looking for businesses, workers, poor.esses, rich, or fou i will look out for everybody. >> i know you heard the president said something unusual this week. said, he said he cannot fix washington from the inside. that can only be done from the outside. we will give him a chance on november 6 to do that. [laughter] moreth canada's have a lot the biging to do before day. >> as the weekend got underway, romney delivered his much awaited 2011 income tax return show he paid abo
ABC
Sep 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
be coming to the u.s.? >> your husband comes to bed at 1:00 in the morning? >> the obamas appeared together on the "the view" [ romney ] my plan is to help the middle class. trade has to work for america. that means crack down on cheaters like china, it means open up new markets. next, we've got to balance the budget. you've got to cut the deficit. you've got to stop spending more money than we take in. and finally champion small business. have tax policies, regulations, and healthcare policies that help small business. we put those in place; we'll add twelve millio new jobs in four years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. come on, kids, we've got to go. [ knocking ] oh, no, i got to go. oh, can you make that to go? these days, nobody has time to get sick. but minuteclinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to sinus infections with no appointment necessary, so you can feel better in no time. you guys want to go to the park? yeah! yeah! minuteclinic, the medical clinic in cvs/pharmacy. ac
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
leading romney in virginia. >> president obama making an appeal to voters in key battleground states. a video begins airing today to the president looking into about how healking movinge nation is forward again. says romney's plan would double down on the same trickle- lead toicies that economic crisis. is one of the states where the ads is airing. early voting begins today in iowa. polls show president obama ahead of romney. has six electoral votes, but they could be if it's a close race. >> sentencing is set for a manassas school aid to admit it to sexually abusing several boys. they want him to spend between 30 years in prison. he pleaded guilty to molesting over nearly 20 years. met his becomes while working at at baldwin elementary school. 6:07, 65 degrees. still ahead, mcdonald's is people wanted their fries mcchannel tv. and google ♪ get in on the fun... ...during the petsmart fall festival of savings! save up to 20% 2on thousands of items, and save 20% on all martha stewart pets™ and bret michaels pets rock® halloweeen costumes and toys. exclusively at petsmart®.
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >> running mates are taking care of campaigning today. obama and romney have one last full day before tomorrow's big debate. mitt romney doing his preparatory work in colorado outside denver. president obama getting ready in nevada. his side has lowered expectations -- both sides have. lowered have >> a hollywood icon is. getting a is >> and there's new research about married couples and household chores that could have you bring up your cracks in bethesda we are baking and getting ready for saturday, october 6, the taste of bethesda. join us for a slice of heaven. >> good morning, washington. >> good morning, washington. i have not had breakfast. that looks good. it is a rainy morning out there. grab the umbrella. we have showers and some downpours. looking at live super doppler in gaithersburg and into montgomery county and over the county line and over the state line in virginia towards sterling and ashburn. getting some heavy rain at this time. there's no thunder, so that's good news. the satellite and radar picture shows this is scattered all across the mid-atlantic, stretching t
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 8:00am EDT
point in the race for president. both president obama and mitt romney have both stopped campaigning this weekend. cramming their facts and honing their one-liners. it's your voice, your vote, with just 37 days left until the election. abc's david kerley is with us here at the desk. good to see you. >> nice to be here. dan, this is a big debate. this is part performance, part policy. the stakes are always high. but for mitt romney, some are saying it's make or break. and for the president, leading in the polls, it's about not letting his challenger back in the race. president obama is in nevada this morning where he'll spend the next three days in debate camp. reportedly at this posh resort in henderson. and he heads into the debate with the latest gallup tracking poll still showing president obama holding a lead this morning, 6 points. >> this is the ball game for mitt romney. if romney doesn't do well in this debate it will be hard to get back in this race. >> reporter: both candidates have checklists. mitt romney has to avoid appearing detached. his to-do list, the three cs, show compa
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 11:00pm EDT
going to refute those. he may not like what i have to say. >> president obama was in beach today touting the of this the administration when it comes to issues.ional led --introduced by gm webb. baylor university's didn't plead guilty for trying extort a million dollars robert griffin the third. he faces two-three years in prison. story is the return of the regular officials. they took to the field to , something that referees normally get. took the field in as the ravens were hosting the cleveland browns. have more on the officials welcomed return. i can tell you at last check, 10 points.were up by everyone has been closely watching this court. everyone has been closely watching the referees. of these teams want a we saw monday night. fireworks to get the crowd going. you cannot forget all little of good luck. baltimore ravens fans were hungry for victory. their eyes were not just on the players, but on the guys with the black and white uniforms. >> we need the professionals jobs.their >> the commissioner apologize to ofs for three weeks fficials.nt >> all the bad calls we had g
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 5:00am EDT
severalals controversial calls from the i'm barack obama and pri approved this message. [ mitt romney ] there are 47% the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dedependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, thousing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for thi president no matter what... anand so my job is not to wory about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- morning. welcome back. meteorologist jacqui jeras. eye-tracking a few showers on the doppler. we could pick up a quarter inch storms.with these you can see them moving out of e district into montgomery county, towards college park. of heavier showers near upper marlborough. -- a heavier shower. about 1.5 inches in remington. 0.86 in fairfax. temperatures will be warming the 80's this afternoon. partly sunny. showers and thunder
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 2:30am EDT
of three between president obama and mitt romney. as abc's david kerley reports, both sides are trying to manage expectations. >> reporter: mitt romney went to church, but this sunday wasn't a day just for prayers it's preparation. cramming by the candidates for their big debate. and republican chris christie made a bold prediction on abc's this week. >> every time mitt romney has been confronted in this campaign with one of these moments heap has come through in the debate and performed extraordinarily well. i have absolute confidence when we get to thursday morning, george, you are going to be shaking your race, it's a brand new race. >> reporter: christie is way off the romney campaign script. they're trying to lowe er eer expectations. >> president obama is a very gifted speaker. the man has been on the national stage many years. this is milt's first time on this stage. >> reporter: paul ryan, vice presidential nominee preparing for his own debate avoided giving details of the romney tax plan even when he was pressed. >> you haven't given me the math. >> well, i don't have t
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 4:00am EDT
to find work in today's economy. >> reporter: the obama campaign has spent more than $40 million on ads in ohio since may 1st. the romney campaign, more than $20 million. recent polling shows that in three, critical battleground states, president obama's in the lead. but the romney campaign says their internal polling in those states shows a much tighter race. >> they're going to have to plant the flag in ohio and fight like crazy. >> reporter: but romney's path to victory is shrinking. this week, abc news shifted ohio from the toss-up column to ohio. mitt romney would need to win nearly all of the remaining seven toss-up states to win the white house. and they all went for president obama in 2008. karen travers, abc news, washington. >>> we have the most convincing evidence yet that water once flowed on mars. nasa's rover curiosity, beaming back pictures with pebbles that are rounded off. a fast-moving stream once flowed on the red planet. finding past water is the first step to find out if the environment was able to sustain life. >>> time, now, for weather across the nation. heav
ABC
Sep 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
slump as president obama with politics here in new york. jake tapper is here this morning. jake, the dants were combat dif on "60 minutes." >> that's right, george, they're entering a few phase of the debate. the candidates are looking for any edge to knock the other on its heels. >> reporter: mitt mney barn-storming battlegrounds, colorado, ohio and virginia, trying to regain momentum lost after a tough week on the trail. on the campaign trail overnight, romney was asked why he was trailing in so many battleground states. >> i think that the president's campaign has focused its advertising and in many cases on very inaccurate portrayals of my position. he's trying to fool people into thinking that i think things i don't. that ends, i think, during the debate. >> reporter: when he lands in ohio, tuesday, a brand-new campaign will greet him, for the comments he made describing 47% of the country is irresponsible. >> mitt romney attacked 47% of the americans who pay no income tax, including, veteran, elderly and disabled. >> reporter: and president obama will be here in new york. he'll
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
fun and predictable. both sides are already trying to lower expectations. the obama campaign arguing in five of the last six debates, the challengers were perceived the winners. romney's had a lot of practice. as you'll see, the romney camp, painting the president as a master orator. through ohio and virginia, this morning, a shift to that crucial first debate. overnight, a senior adviser to the romney campaign, sending a memo to romney surrogates. setting expectations low. saying president obama is a uniquely gifted speaker. and is widely regarded as one of the most talented political communicators in recent history. the governor had the same with us. >> he's a brilliant orator. >> reporter: romney will practice again this weekend. the president will travel to nevada this weekend for three days of prep. senator john kerry will play mitt romney. both sides are trying to avoid those infamous debate moments. >> you're likable enough, hillary. >> thank you. >> reporter: and there was that bet. >> 10,000 bucks? $10,000 bet? >> reporter: but so much of it rests with the candidate. the hbo
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
how he took i'm barack obama, d i approvethis message. christie: i do the laundry, i pay the bills, i make sure my kids are fed and rested and healthy. female vo: moms like christie would be stretched even more under mitt romney. to fund his tax cuts for millionaires romney could take away middle class deductions for child care, home mortgages and college tuition. christie: mitt romney, he's so focused on big business and tax cuts for the wealthyhy... it seems like his answers to middle-class america are just...tough...tough luckck. >> it was another dramatic week in a georgia court room as a man defends himself in a murder trial. >> he is accused of a killing in 1995. the first witness has been called. >> jay korff has more. >> disturbing allegations. waseem daker is acting as his own lawyer cross-examining people who have accused him of horrendous crimes. it has been an emotional week of testimony. >> i am sorry that i have to ask that, sir. do you need a minute? >> this case revolves around the ex-wife of michael smith. daker is on trial for her death based on recently collected
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
be n virginia. president obama conceded they get out of hand. >> even some of his ads may go over the line. do you feel that is on both sides? >> i think they are a form of character assassination. i think our ads describe what we about his policies. >> he feels more people are getting to see their real hand. >> people are getting to know me better and better -- the real him. >> people are getting to know me better and better. >> i challenged him to share something few people know about. >> i love waterskiing and i to water ski, even i am the best in the family, i am pretty good. >> a staffer for the governor added he also makes a clean honeyof butter and sandwich. to win overte voters? maybe not. virginia could be decided by a few thousand votes. we have the entire interview on website, wjla.com. >> president obama also spent speaking toginia crowd in virginia beach. he said change takes more than s president and told audience he was not born wealth and privilege but he e of aere he is becaus great education. obama 1 virginia in over mittolds a lead romney in virginia. abc7 is yo
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
president leads the 53% to 43% in ohio. in pennsylvania, the latest poll shows obama leading 54% to 42%. and in florida president obama leads a 53% to 44%. here in virginia one woman is reluctant to commit to romney. she says she may vote republican in the senate race but she was turned off by the mitt romney 47% remarke. >> what he said about 47% depending on the government, that is not true at all. >> this alexandria of voter. >> we have been losing jobs, but i think the mitt romney plan is superior to the president's plan. >> obama in the lead. there is a margin of error. romney campaign officials say they find fault with the quinnipiac poll methodology and believe the race is tighter. they think there is still plenty of time to overtake the president. rebecca cooper, abc 7 news. >> thank you, rebecca. the president was in ohio and had a little bit of a tough time getting there. he had to force landed in toledo because of weather problems. they experienced some turbulence while landing. no one was hurt, and the plane put down safely on the second attempt. >> the president of iran mahmoud
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm EDT
america. ur share of obama's debt is over 50 thousand dollars, and it grows every day. obama's policies are making it harder on women. the poverty rate for women -- the highest in 17 years. more women are unemployed under president obama. more than five and a half miion women can't find work. that's owhat obama's policies have done for women. welcome, daughter. [ romney ] i'mt mitt romney and i approve this message. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 breaking news. >> good evening. breaking news tonight. montgomery county. newschopper 7 right now rabe's cvs in gaithersburg. this is where a man walked into a store when a man was shot. he was shot multiple times and was rushed to the hospital. it is not sure where the shooting took place. an investigation is underway. we will keep you posted. we are on storm watch tonight. some late night showers. this is really the start of some wet weather out there. abc 7 senior meteorologist bob ryan will tell us. >> they were way out in west virginia. they moved to winchester. you folks
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
the first presidential debate is on wednesday. mitt romney and president obama have been preparing day and night. with both men saying the other guy is going to do a better job. president obama and mitt romney start the week with a crucial showdown on wednesday at the first presidential debat in denver. at a rally in las vegas, president obama tried to manage the speculations. >> i know the media is speculating who is going to have the best zinger. i don't know about that. governor romney, he's a good debater. >> reporter: as both hunker down for intense practice, the polls show americans overwhelming with the election and the president lose. in a new abc news/"washington post" poll out this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win the election. that's his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. but looking at like hi supporters, the race is much closer. president obama leads mitt romney by two points. republican governor chris christie predicted romney could close the gap with president obama after a strong showing on wednesday's debate. >> i'm absolu
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
night's debate now means a lot more. a cnn poll shows president obama romney in a dead heat. is ahead by just three points. tonight mr. obama continues to for that debate in a t -- from the las vegas area. mitt romney did have an event tonight. a rally at the wings the rockies in denver. republican nominee has been in all weekend preparing for the debate. see if that fiscal be cushioned with a of taxpayer money. >> police in prince boomtown said someone is going around ripping peoples and jewelry of while they are wearing it. ripping peoples and jewelry of while t[ male announcer ]. for the dreamers... and those well grounded. for what's around this corner... and the next. there's cash flow w options from pnc. solutions to help businesses like yours accelerate receivables, manage paym,ents, and help ensure access to credit. because we know how impmportant cash flow is to reaching your goals. pnc bank. for the achiever in you. a jury keep on the loose in prince william county tonight. is rippingect necklaces right off the victims. tom, tell us about this. >> i am on cover stone drive a
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
stage is almost ready at the university of denver, where tomorrow night, president obama and mitt romney will go head-to-head during the first presidential debate. at a rally last night in denver, romney previewed one of his attacks. >> we had 40-straight weeks of unemployment above 8%. and what does the president say to all this? he says forward. i think forewarned a better term. >> reporter: romney's trailing president obama in polls. and his campaign knows the upcoming debates could be their best chance to turn things around. that's why the candidate is practicing. huddled with mock advisers. in the mock debates, senator rob portman is playing barack obama. >> i don't like him very much anymore. >> reporter: as for president obama, he took a break from practice yesterday to visit a campaign office and make a few calls to unsuspecting voters. >> andrea? hi. this is barack obama. how are you? that's right. >> reporter: it was just a brief break for the president, who, like romney, has been rehearsing for days. senator john kerry is playing romney in president obama's practice ses
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Sep 30, 2012 12:00am EDT
president obama and his republican challenger mitt romney is set for wednesday. while they prepare for the show down in denver, their running mates for campaigning in battleground states. >> president obama and mitt romney were out of the public eye today as they get ready for the first debate on wednesday. vice president in spoke in florida up for the second consecutive day. he blamed republicans and the bush should ministration for the deficit. >> by the times be rains were turned over to barack and me, they had doubled the national debt in eight years. >> today, paul ryan campaigned in new hampshire. the granite state has four electoral votes. but that could make a difference in the race that could come down to a handful of states. >> thank you for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. >> the campaign is shifting to a different stage this week with wednesday night's showdown between president obama ann romney. >> if you have taken a look at the history of debates, it is not about policies. is not about facts. it has changed because someone did badl
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Sep 24, 2012 4:30am EDT
may fund-raiser. new polls show president obama pulling away in some key states including florida, ohio, and virginia. >> when the american people are asked of the basic question, these candidates do you better prepared to move forward in the next years? they say it president obama. >> i think it's going to be about your bank account and not account. bank about your job, whether you have or you are afraid of losing it. >> the president will be in new york today for the start of the assembly. >> we have to recall to tell you about from trader joe's. >> the apple iphone dust has not settled. it's becoming more elusive. let's get more from linda bell at bloomberg headquarters. >> i don't know if you had a finding no iphone on weekends. you are not alone. the wall street journal says retailers including best buy may received 10 of them friday's big launch. however, apple stores or able to the device in large numbers. calls the stores in new york, philadelphia, chicago, and los fromes reported sellouts' at&t.n and it could take four weeks to ship. trader joe's is recalling its creamy s
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Oct 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. a make or break week for president obama and governor romney. hunk eering down, cramming for e big debate. what are the secrets to land the knockout punch? >>> peanut butter, a massive recall expanding tonight. we'll tell you which symptoms could spell trouble. >>> and, oscar stunner. the new host for the academy awards. not a movie star. why fans of the "family guy" are having the last laugh tonight. >> victory is mine! >>> good evening from "world news." and we begin with breaking news. an american airlines plane has been forced to land urn strannd strange circumstances. a whole row of seats shaken loose. passengers upended. and this is the second time seats have come loose and forced a landing in three days. so, what is going on? for the latest on what happened today, let's go right to abc's senior national correspondent, jim avila. >> 685, what can i do for you? >> roger. got an unusual one for you. >> reporter: no one can remember this happening before. not passengers, so rattled they didn't want to be identified. >> the seats flipped backwards and so people were essentially o
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Sep 25, 2012 2:35am EDT
. polls now show the president hold a slight lead. >>> president obama is right here in new york today where he will speak to the u.n. general assembly. yesterday, the president and first lady taped an interview which will air late tire day on "the view" and the interview comes 42 days before the election. barbara walters has a preview. >> governor romney on 60 minutes was asked, does he think it is fair that he pays a lower tax rate than somebody making $50,000 a year. he said yes. i think it is fair. and i also think that's the way you get economic growth. i have just got a different vision about how we grow an economy. i think, barbara, you grow an economy from the middle out, not from the top down. >> reporter: we asked the president and first lady about their future, win or lose, come election day. what are you going to do with the rest of your life? >> well, first things first. we do have -- we do have an election ahead. and i've got, all kinds of things i want to do in a second term. putting folks back to work, making sure our schools are up to snuff, and -- we've got anot
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Sep 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
to a bigger mystery involving two missing children. we i'm barack obama and i approved this message. [ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what.. who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responbisibility to care for them who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about thospeople. i'll never convivince them they should take personal responsibiliby and care for their liveses. >> welcome back. great day to be outside and just breathe in that fall air. refreshing. >> very refreshing. low humidity. a great morning for the 5,000. >> look what we have. a pair of boxers. >> not every day i bring a pair of underwear to the set here. it's for the event the underie 5,000. part of the alliances battle against colon cancer. you see many participants out there today. he did say that they raised about $50,000 in this 5-k today. luckily the weather was perfe
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Sep 25, 2012 11:00pm EDT
ohio. both campaigns in the state today. this comes as a new poll says president obama has an eight- point lead. >> tonight the president is in the news for a different reason. >> madonna took to the stage in d.c. why her comments have led to controversy tonight. >> plus, the outrage after the replacement officials. a former president ways into the matter. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> we are learning the story everyone is talking about. >> this issue even as the president weighing in tonight. >> a very heated. from being the buzz on twitter to the moment -- from the moment the game ended, to even politicians. the replacements in nfl has brought the nations together. -- nationthe final play of the game,there you have it. the officials should have called pass interference. instead, he fought for the ball. it appears he had it first but ruled a touchdown. >> i do not think it was a touchdown. i thought the pass was interceptedi thought the defender hit the ground before. >> give me a break. it is time to get the real roefs. >> it is time to bring
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Sep 26, 2012 4:30am EDT
state of ohio. recent polls show president obama holds a lead over romney in the tri-state. both are scheduled to campaign tomorrow in virginia. the president will be in virginia beach while romney will hold a rally in springfield. in business news, bank of america is dealing with foreclosed homes, and more americans are feeling secure. more from linda bell. >> stock-index futures indicating open. little changed. 43% of americans see themselves as better off now compared with 33% when president obama took office in 2009. what is interesting is asixbank of america is being sued by the national fair housing alliance. they claim the bank disregarded repossessed homes in minority neighborhoods and have yet to make any improvement addressing the problem. foreclosed homes continue to accumulate trash have broken windows, and lack elements to avoid fires. bank of america says it stands by its property maintenance and marketing practices. 170 million people plan to celebrate halloween this year and are willing to spend big bucks on it. more on that in the next hour. linda bell reporting for
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Sep 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
cannot tell whether the ball went through from where he stood on the sidelines. >> president obama and republican nominee mitt romney stuck -- spent the day in your city. they will speak at the clanton global of michigan. president obama will also address the u.n. general assembly while romney speaks at an education policy forum. the president and first lady also making an appearance on today's episode of "the view." of the president was asked if it were beat -- would be a disaster if mitt romney were present. >> i think america is so strong and we have so much going for us that we can survive a lot. but the american people don't want to just survive, we want everybody to survive. >> the president was also asked about the recent conflict attack in libya and talked about things he would focus on and a second term. you can check the entire interview with the first couple at 11:00 a.m. right here on abc7. >> the d.c. board of elections host a voter registration drive from 10:00 until 3:00 p.m. the video will be on the air live at when you judiciary square. they organize to drives at sever
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Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
been in the .everse with obama what you do? mitt does nonot have a rose garden. charles, you wrote that in happening inhat is the middleast, "ronny's un go biand foro the larger argument is astonishing." the american embassyf killed, riotster ambassador killed, rides and a tunisian -- of the s the collap the middleolicy on east. making a serious speech connecting the dots result about that, the nie approach to tyrants and region, he does one drive by was accurate, but it one, and then he gives the clintonon global reforming about aid, for godod's sake. opportunityge missed. his une problem is to go large and tackle the big issues, which if did, he could win. t he seems reluctant tdo it. >> nina? >> i will not take controls on merits of all the arguments, that a majorree -- i don'ty speech have to change but he would make him like a more serious person some ways. 47%i really think that was legal. now, he has not lost, and barack not great campaiaigner, mitt has been practing and he is a go campaigner- debater. because the 47% video was genuine, becausit was talking and not knowing he tap
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Sep 26, 2012 4:00am EDT
campaign lead to ohio today. president obama and mitt romney, both return for rallies in the battleground state. >> and it is great to have you back, rob. >> thanks. >> the stakes could not be higher, with the latest polls showing the president pulling ahead among ohio voters. abc's tahman bradley joining us this morning from washington with a preview. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, paula and rob. this is the first time in two months president obama and mitt romney will be in the same state at the same time. they're both holding rallies at the same time. giving a voters a sense of how crucial ohio is. today, a showdown in ohio. president obama and mitt romney spend the day campaigning in the state that could decide the election. the candidates are expected to clash over china. the obama campaign will hit romney for investments in chinese companies. >> you can't stand up to china when all you've done is send them our jobs. >> reporter: the faceoff in the buckeye state come as new polls show romney falling behind. one poll has the gop nominee eight points behind president
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Sep 30, 2012 9:30am EDT
the press -- palestinian cause, the conflict, and ththe point t of view from obama about these issues. >> he seems to be holding his cas as he wiped it out to se if he canet to the american voteters first. jennifer nycz-connnner, speakingng of the enomy, the campaign has been very od for the virginia economy. you have beelooking at how much spending have been taking place in virginia thanks to the ce.. >> a big number. $5$53.5 milliosince the campaign began. that i is a loof money and a lotot voters if they are trd to court. i can te you the evidence for the e number of times my telephone has been ringing. >> break it down. >> it goes all over the place. the interesting thing- $53.5 million, 10 times thanas spent in neighbori maryland right now. but what is inteterestings the money is all over the place in a sense of how much the dollars how it breaks down. from thousands of f dollars forr rent, space -- they paid about $1,600 to rent vfw when michele bachmann came, $3.million to republican fund-raiserer firm. it is all over. what is i interesting, in my colleague's story, whil
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Sep 24, 2012 6:30pm EDT
to stop a nuclear iran. anthis just in, barbara walters on what president and mrs. obama just said to her about life after the white house. >>> a new hope for breast cancer. is this mysterious clue the answer for tens of thousands of women? >>> the kennedy tapes. tonight, hidden tape recordings of a fully human president, angry, probing, a little girl under his desk now all grown up telling you the biggest thing she learned about her father. and abc news exclusive. and family reunion, everyone who thought they were stealing the show at the emmys last night. are under from our tiny gladiator family today. she shows you what she's really like. >>> good evening. as we come on the air, president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney are in a duel over war and peace. 43 days before "your voice, your vote" the question is this, how does the united states stop iran from getting a nuclear weapon and taunting both of the candidates from the sidelines, the president of iran, mahmoud ahmadinejad is in new york, he's at the united nation. also abc's barbara walters will be he
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Sep 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, are smart. they do not think republicans because president obama says it. is silly. it think it is a made up war. think it is what they used drive the women alike -- the women votes away. >> polling is a problem for them. recent votes show obama with a 12 point lead over women. i think women voters are still savvy. think they care about their about access to abo.h care, and >> meanwhile, they see tv ads false imagery. >> he is trying to prove people -- on the attack, too. hammering the president for a tvg the time to take segment on "the view." >> the reason back and forth suddenly matters more is because in many states, more than two some voting is underway. the battleground for virginia, absentee voting has already started. youray with abc 7 news, election station, for complete coverage. for instant updates, log onto wjla.com. follow on facebook and water. >> our forecast, many of us picture-perfect monday. bob ryan joins us now with the evening.k for this unlovely evening. lovely day. >> indeed. of a preview. october will be right at home. look at this great sky. our temperature
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Oct 2, 2012 2:35am EDT
more. and then, if some of the child deductions, obama's payroll tax cut, isn't renewed, you won the get tax breaks for each child as well. >> stiffest increases in the history. a big deal. we got to this point because of the super committee, bipartisan committee, did not get the job done. did not come up with a deal. this is what will trigger the fiscal cliff by the end of this year. so, no matter what happens november 6th. they got to get this done before 2013 gets here. >> you got to think they're going to. >> another showdown. the tenth time. >> we need one. >> moving on this morning. another major credit card company is going to pay up to seattle, to settle claims of illegal practices. american express will refund $85 million to 250,000 customers out there. and amex accused of violating federal laws in marketing and billing. the company will pay $27.5 million in fines. similar claims, were settled with capital one and discover. >>> well a decorated philadelphia police officer is facing brutality charges after punching a woman attending a parade. the confrontation was captured on
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Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
a more urgent countdown. just three days until the crucial first debate between president obama and governor romney. the first chance for voters to see the candidates side by side and what many say i a make or break opportunity for governor romney to try to narrow the gap in the polls. tonight both sides are in debate prep and both sides trying to lower expectations. and there was a notable exception, though, with one of romney's top supporters said on abc's "this week." it's "your voice your vote" abc's david kerley starts us off in washington tonight. >> reporter: mitt romney went to church but this sunday wasn't a day just for prayers. it's preparation. cramming by the candidates for their big debate. and republican chris christie made a bold prediction on abc's "this week." >> every time mitt romney has been confronted in this campaign with one of these moments, he has come through in the debate and performed extraordinarily well so i have absolute confidence thursday morning you'll shake your head saying it's a brand-new race. >> reporter: christie is way off the romney campaig
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Sep 27, 2012 4:00am EDT
later on "good morning america." >>> to politics, now, where president obama and mitt romney have dueling campaign appearances today in virginia. yesterday, the candidates were both in ohio, where the latest polls show an uphill battle for romney. abc's david muir asked the candidate some tough questions about his chances. >> we'll win ohio again. we'll finish what we started again. >> we're going to win ohio. thank you so much. let's take back america. >> reporter: call it the buckeye brawl with the president and mitt romney here. perhaps the biggest punch was that new poll. romney trailing president obama by ten points in ohio. down by nine points in florida. we asked the governor about those numbers. i'm curious what you would say to your supporters, your donors, who might be concerned that this might be slipping away? >> i'm pleased with some polls. less with other polls. polls go up. polls go down. >> reporter: there's some that believe these polls are a reflection of that videotape last week. you were talking to donors, talking about the 47%. >> and so, my job, is not to wor
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Sep 26, 2012 6:30pm EDT
your voice, your vote. president obama campaigning there as well as the challenger under so much pressure. today abc's david muir went one-on-one with mitt romney not long ago and he's here now. david. >> reporter: diane, good evening from ohio where i did talk with the governor moments ago. i asked about the brand-new poll numbers out today and they were not good. a reality check for the romney campaign. i asked if the secret video and wealthy donors is playing a rolle in bringing those numbers down. >> we'll win ohio again. >> we'll finish what we started. >> we'll win in ohio. take back america. >> reporter: call it the buckeye brawl. perhaps the biggest punch from the newest poll. romney trailing president obama by 10 points in ohio. down by 9 points in florida. just before we came on the air we asked the governor about those numbers. >> curious about what your donors might think what the fact this it could be sleeping away? >> i'm pleased with some polls. polls go up and some go down. >> there's some that believe this is a reflection of that videotape last week. talking abou
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Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
, new numbers out of the battleground states. president obama breaking away from mitt romney in key regions with just 41 days to go. is romney poised to lose a must-win ohio? >>> party animal. how about this startling new twist on children's parties. that's right. that's a five-foot alligator in the pool with 8-year-olds. it's just $175. why the man behind it says it's all good, clean fun. >> flaunting it. lady gaga responds to her critics about gaining weight, by revealing more than she has before. posing candid snapshots online. and opening up about her most personal struggle at all. could her opening up strange the way that young girls look at their bodies. >>> and good morning, everyone. robin on her medical leave today. glad to have amy robach here with us. >> thank you. >> a showdown at the u.n. just hours from now. thers president ahmadinejad, he's set to saturday the assembly, one day after president obama told the council that iran cannot get a nuclear weapon. >> this is his last address to the u.n. as president. we'll have moore on what we can expect from him. >>> we'll al
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Sep 24, 2012 4:00am EDT
problem is the inability to focus on their own essential meaning. >> reporter: president obama will be in new york today and tomorrow for the general assembly. last night on "60 minutes," mr. obama said his biggest disappointment is he hasn't changed the climate in washington. >> i'm hoping after the smoke is clear, the spirit of cooperation comes more to the front. >> president also shot back after the criticism that he's not coming up against iran. >> tahman bradley in washington. thank you. >>> and looking way ahead to the 2016 election, there's growing speculation that hillary clinton may want to run again. even her own husband is not sure about his wife's intention, but he is sure that she would make a great candidate. >> i just don't know. she's an extraordinarily able person. i've never met anybody that i thought was a better public servant. but i have no earthly idea what she'll decide to do. >> after four years of being secretary of state, clinton says his wife may want to take some time off and read a book or two. >>> president obama and about 120 heads of state gather in
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